Surf ATL Community Spotlight: Anthony Kennedy
Every person and place has a story and this is the latest installment of our Surf ATL Community Spotlight series where we will feature surfers and those part of the surf culture in the Atlanta area. Check out our previous spotlights on Thomas Roginsky here and Spencer Broome here.
If you love riding waves or know someone who does, message us via one of our social media channels or reach out via the contact page on our website. It doesn’t matter your skill level or if you are a wake surfer, ocean surfer, paddleboarder, or river surfer. We want to put the spotlight on you!
Anthony Kennedy (AK), Adrenaline Watersports, Wake Shop Manager
Do you wake surf, river surf, ocean surf, paddle surf? Any or all of the above?
I wakeboarded for most of my life but in the last couple of years, I’ve started to wake surf just about every time we go out. I’ve ocean surfed only once but definitely plan on going more soon. I’ve also heard of the river wave down in Columbus and want to give that a try.
How did you/your shop get into surfing in Atlanta?
Our store moved into our current location in July 2020, but the staff has been in the wakeboard/surf scene for a long time.
Where does your shop serve surfers/where do you typically surf?
We are right down the street from Lake Lanier on the south end but we usually meet up with riders all over the lake.
What do you do to advance your surfing/help others in your shop advance?
We try to go out regularly every week, in addition to hosting clinics and demo days throughout the summer.
What are your hopes for the Atlanta surfing community in the future?
We’re stoked to see some unity in the surf community, and the potential to fellowship and get to know fellow surfers in the area.
Any surfers in the Atlanta or Georgia community catch your eye?
Our favorite surfer is definitely our team rider Jamie Eichler. He shreds on any board you can throw at him, and he is one of the best instructors out there.